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In an era in which the ophthalmic literature, both textbook and periodical, has proliferated, there has been a relative dearth of newly written "front line" resource material. As a resident in the emergency department of a busy urban eye hospital that is much like that described by the authors, I have encountered a myriad of patients with multifarious complaints and manifestations of disease. It is of paramount importance that residents and clinicians at all levels of expertise have quick access to lists containing the differential diagnoses of common and uncommon ophthalmic problems, as well as appropriate plans for the workup and treatment of these conditions. Drs Friedberg and Rapuano, residents at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa, have written a unique text that is likely to become an important resource for clinicians and residents alike.
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Volpe N. Wills Eye Hospital Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease. Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(6):784. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080060048019